TrueConf has released TrueConf Kiosk Safety Version (SV) with RFID and NFC access control designed for contactless communication in emergency hospitals. Powered by Linux or Windows, TrueConf Kiosk SV is an efficient communication bridge for frontline medical workers fighting COVID-19. The solution is used in the Bakulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery to ensure safe video communication between the green and red zones of the hospital.
Founded in 1956, Bakulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery is one of the leading cardiovascular surgery-related facilities of the Russian Federation. In April 2020, Moscow city authorities mobilized their medical facilities in response to COVID-19, and Bakulev National Medical Research Center for Cardiovascular Surgery was one of the first hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients.
The pandemic brought enormous pressure on the medical industry, as more doctors and nurses needed to respond to the growing number of patients, diagnose and treat them correctly and efficiently. The hospital also needed to protect their own staff and ensure that their medical workers have a safe and clean environment to operate in.
To ensure safety of medical workers and patients, the Medical Research Center divided the hospital into two zones: an isolated “red zone”, where quarantined patients are treated, and a “green zone” designed for daily consultations, with limited personnel flows between the two zones. The hospital management prohibited medical staff from using smartphones and other personal devices to mitigate the risk of viruses penetrating outside the potentially infected area. TrueConf has built a connection bridge between the hospital areas with the help of contactless video-enabled kiosks.